Further processing in Congo basin gets boost from ITTO-Gabon project


ITTO ED Ze Meka and Gabon Minister Magnagna signing the agreement. Photo: R. Carrillo

On June 14th ITTO Executive Director Emmanuel Ze Meka and Gabon’s Minister of Water and Forest Christian Magnagna signed an agreement for the implementation of a new ITTO project funded through a CFC grant “Operational support system for promoting the further processing of timber in five countries of the Congo Basin”. The project will establish a support mechanism for stakeholders in the timber processing industries with the aim of boosting the potential of exports of processed timber products from participating countries’ small-medium sized enterprises (SMEs).